Who is rampage jackson dating

19-Jan-2018 06:28 by 6 Comments

Who is rampage jackson dating

Instead, Jackson overwhelmed Abidi from the opening bell, and knocked him down less than a minute into the bout.

who is rampage jackson dating-55

Jackson, still a relatively unknown fighter, first was matched at Pride 15 against fellow wrestler and Japanese superstar Kazushi Sakuraba, who was at that time Pride's most prominent domestic fighter.

Later in the year, Abidi wanted to prove that his loss to the undisciplined Jackson was nothing more than a fluke, and faced him on the New Year's Eve Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye card, again in a K-1 rules bout.

Around this time, Jackson began shouting his intentions to capture the Pride Middleweight (205 lb/93 kg) title from Wanderlei Silva.

In high school Jackson also befriended fellow Bellator light heavyweight Jacob Noe, a karate practitioner who taught Jackson striking techniques, in exchange for wrestling techniques.

Originally, Jackson intended to pursue a career in professional wrestling after graduating high school, but ultimately extended his amateur wrestling career at Lassen Community College in Susanville, California before being expelled after a fight with a teammate.

Jackson lost due to a rear naked choke from Sakuraba.

Jackson captivated the Japanese fans with his exciting performance and also gained their respect and admiration for his valiant effort against the much more experienced Sakuraba.Jackson built up a record of 10 wins and 1 loss fighting for a variety of smaller scale American promotions, including King of the Cage, Gladiator Challenge and Dangerzone.Jackson's successful first MMA Title shot against Rocko Hammerhands Henderson proved to be the beginning of many upsets.Jackson then went on to defeat Masaaki Satake, Igor Vovchanchyn, Kevin Randleman and Mikhail Illoukhine in successive Pride bouts.He also made forays into kickboxing with a pair of victories over kickboxer Cyril Abidi, under K-1 rules.The first kickboxing bout between Abidi and Jackson was on July 14, 2002.